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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Party Time

   Had to go show off the new truck on Saturday morning. Then it was time to get ready for 2 parties later in the day. While I was making some Watermelon Salsa (recipe to follow) for one party, Ray was putting things back in the new truck.

Rita,Wendy, Tom, Sue and Tammy
  The 1st party was for a long time friend, Rita. Her six daughters threw her a surprise party for her 60th birthday. We had a great time visiting with friends we haven't seen in years. We really wanted to stay longer but we had another party to go to. Hopefully we will get together before we hit the road.

 The next party was a 40th Anniversary gathering at a Balloon Rally for Rays sister Darlene and her husband Dennis. Their son Kevin and his wife Jodi, also have the same anniversary date. They were celebrating their 12th anniversary.
Dennis, Darlene, Jodi and Kevin

 There was alot of traffic in the small town for the rally. We had the truck so it was hard to find a spot to park. Found one about a 1/2 mile away (here starts the extra exercise). There were about 10  balloons that setup for the balloon glow.

  Sunday we went to Maxwell Street (flea market) and hung out at the campground. We did go swimming after most of the weekend campers left.
 Monday we had to do paper work for registering the truck for SD. Alternative Resources has a vehicle registration consultant (Karen). She helped us fill out all the papers over the phone. One paper needed to be notarize (Affidavit claiming lack of "residence post office address"). The lady at the bank asked if our address was correct on our driver license and we told her no. She said she need something official with our new address on. We didn't have anything because we are getting our drivers license next month. We explained that the paper states we don't have a SD license and a place we actually live. After she reread the paper, she put down our old address and stamped the paper. Whew..  I guess we'll have to get use to explaining how we live.

   Watermelon Salsa

2 cups seeded & coarsely chopped watermelon
2 TBS chopped onions
3 TBS seeded chopped Jalapeno chile pepper
2 TBS balsamic vinegar
1/4 tsp garlic salt

Mix together in serving bowl. Cover & refrigerate for at least one hour. Serve with chips.


  1. We got all our paperwork with Karen today too :) They are very nice there, aren't they? We can't wait to pull out!

  2. Hey,

    Had a chance to check out the blog, great stuff!

    Sorry my family missed the anniversary celebrations, looks like a fun balloon festival and so close by. Sometimes I wonder who has more options for fun things to do, DC has lots to offer and there never seems to be a lack of fun things to do in WI, especially in the summer.

    Congrats is in store for several things. Congrats on making your dreams and plans come true, setting goals and meeting them is always inspiring. The new truck looks great and seeing you guys and the truck makes me believe you are even better prepared for what the future (weather/climate) and miles have to offer. There's nothing holding you back from going anywhere anytime now.